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Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS)

Policy On Jewish-Owned Properties In West Bank Will Hurt Airbnb

Airbnb's decision to de-list Jewish owned properties in the West Bank is anti-Semitic and will have a dramatic, negative effect on the company's mid-2019 Initial Public Offering (IPO).

In a lengthy statement announcing its new policy, Airbnb attempted to claim a thoughtful and nuanced moral high ground. They justified their decision by noting the...

Event Recaps

Dec 15th Lancaster, PA Spanish Pastors Meeting

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Dec 12th Greenville, SC Spanish Night To Honor Israel

Archeology

Israel’s Jesus Trail blends religion, history and stunning views

Imagine going on a hike and being able to step back in time, visiting places you'd only read about. It's an itinerary ripped not from a history book – but from the Bible. The "Jesus Trail," a hiking trail in Israel, attracts thousands of tourists from around the world every year, especially during the holiday season. CBS News correspondent Seth...

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Dec 11th Greenville, SC Spanish Pastor’s Meeting Dinner

Hezbollah

UN fails to take action against Hezbollah terror tunnels

The United Nations failed to take action during a special Security Council session Wednesday against cross-border attack tunnels that Israel says were dug by Lebanon’s Hezbollah terror group.

Ahead of the meeting, Israel had urged the council to condemn the Iran-backed Hezbollah and designate it a terrorist organization.

Though the council took...

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Dec 8th Moses Lake, WA Bilingual Pastor’s Meeting Luncheon

Hezbollah

IDF starts sealing Hezbollah cross-border attack tunnels

The Israeli military said Thursday that it had begun to seal off the Hezbollah attack tunnels dug into northern Israel from southern Lebanon.

Unlike attack tunnels from the Gaza Strip, which the army has at times destroyed with explosives, the Israel Defense Forces was plugging shut the passages from Lebanon, military officials said.

It was not...

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Dec 7th Pasco, WA Spanish Why Israel Event

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Dec 5th Sacramento, CA Chanukah Celebration

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Dec 5th San Antonio, TX Spanish Why Israel Event

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Dec 5th Orlando, FL Spanish Pastors Meeting Breakfast

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Dec 2-4 Leicester and Alden, NY Standing With Israel Event/ Leaders Luncheon

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Dec 16th Spokane, WA Why Israel Event

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Dec 9th San Francisco, CA Standing With Israel

Hezbollah

Israeli leader calls on UN to condemn Hezbollah over tunnels

Israel's prime minister Wednesday called on the U.N. Security Council to condemn "wanton acts of aggression" by the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, designate it a terrorist organization and heighten sanctions on it over attack tunnels it has dug into Israel.

Benjamin Netanyahu said the council should "stand up for the truth" when it meets to...

Incitement

Think tank: Abbas allocates $330 million to pay terrorists, ‘martyrs,’ inmates

The Palestinian Authority has allocated more than NIS 1.24 billion ($330 million) for payments related to security prisoners and so-called “martyrs” in its 2018 budget, according to a new report published by a Jerusalem-based research institute.

The funds include salaries and stipends for convicted terrorists and their families, though the exact...

Israeli Technology

Israel researchers say new drug may lead to cure for aggressive brain cancer

Neuroscientists at Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer have discovered a new drug they say has “the potential to cure terminally ill patients” suffering from glioblastoma (GBM), an aggressive brain cancer.

Arizona Senator John McCain recently died of the cancer, and according to medical industry sources, there over 240,000 new cases of GBM...

Israel Defense Force (IDF)

Lt. ‘Yod’ to become first Ethiopian-Israeli air force pilot

Lt. “Yod” will become the Israeli Air Force’s first pilot of Ethiopian heritage upon completing the military’s prestigious pilots course later this week, the army said Tuesday.

As with all pilots, the airman’s name cannot be released out of security concerns. He can only be referred to by his rank and the first Hebrew letter of his name.

On...

Hezbollah

Tunnels and terror: A subterranean war

In April 2017, a lumbering American MC-130 prop plane flew over a mountainous area in eastern Afghanistan. Just before 8 p.m., the plane dropped a 9,797 kg. bomb, known as a GBU-43, the largest non-nuclear explosive ever used, on a tunnel network used by Islamic State. Thirty-six ISIS members were killed in the massive explosion that followed,...